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Disclaimer

The visitPA.com Web site, http://www.visitpa.com, is provided as a public service. The site is managed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Tourism Office of the Department of Community and Economic Development and its interactive agency.

Please note that users of this Web site are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency, and/or suitability of all information. The Pennsylvania Tourism Office makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided via this Web site.

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing the visitPA.com Web site or the information it contains, including any Web sites maintained by third parties and linked to the visitPA.com Web site. The responsibility for content rests with the organizations that are providing the information. The inclusion of links from this site does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Pennsylvania Tourism Office or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Specific questions regarding a document should be directed to the appropriate organization and not necessarily to the VisitPA.com webmaster. The Pennsylvania Tourism Office and its interactive agency will make only reasonable efforts to independently verify, and do not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside of the visitPA.com domain.

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or documentation referenced in this Web site. Any mention of vendors, products, or services is for informational purposes only.

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office does not collect or track personal information from visitPA.com Web site visitors. Generic information from server logs may be used to track the number of hits to the site- and to find out what types of browser software are used by visitors. This information will be used only in aggregate form, and used solely for improving Web site usability and design. Please review the visitPA.com Privacy Policy for further details.

In response to the need to ensure equal access to electronic and information technologies, visitPA.com was developed according to a set of Universal Access Design standards for Web pages. The Pennsylvania Tourism Office is pleased to provide an alternative medium for accessing information about our programs and services. VisitPA.com has Universal Access Design standards for Web pages incorporated into its codebase in recognition of those individuals with visual, physical or developmental disabilities.

Universal Access Design calls for appropriate use of auxiliary aids and services where necessary to ensure clear communication. The standards were developed in part based on recommendations by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). The process of incorporating Universal Access Design elements into visitPA.com will evolve as the site grows- and also as the standards themselves evolve.

 

Privacy Policy

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Tourism Office of the Department of Community and Economic Development maintains the VisitPA site as a public service. The following is the privacy policy for this site (all pages within the domain http://www.visitpa.com):

We do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information. A cookie is often used in commercial sites to identify the items selected for a specific shopping cart application.

If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information- or fill out a form that emails us this information, will use the information only to respond to your request. We may redirect your message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to answer your question.

We do use log analysis tools to create summary statistics, but these are used only for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest, determining technical design specifications, evaluating system performance, or identifying problem areas.

If you provide us with your email address to "Become a Preferred Visitor," the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will not share that information with any outside parties - it will be retained for the sole use of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or its authorized agents.

 

Copyright

VisitPA.com -- Copyright 2003 +, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Tourism Office of the Department of Community and Economic Development.

No part of this work may be copied, reproduced, or translated in any form or medium without the prior written consent of the Pennsylvania Tourism Office. Although all content on our site is public information, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office maintains and will defend a copyright interest in these pages.

Permission may be granted to redistribute this material in its entirety provided that this copyright notice is not removed or altered. No portion of this work may be sold, either by itself or as part of larger work, without the express written permission of the Pennsylvania Tourism Office.

Please do not capture our pages within frames- or otherwise present our content as your own. You should not link to individual graphics or tables within our pages, especially in an effort to place the downloading burden on our servers.

To obtain permission to reproduce the information (text or graphics) contained on the visitPA.com Web site for any commercial purpose, submit the specifics of your request in writing to the VisitPA.com webmaster at feedback@visitpa.com.

The visitPA.com Web site sometimes creates links to sites that may be non-governmental- but are otherwise topical, timely, or of other general interest to our visitors. The following are considerations in creating these links:

  • The frequency of requests for adding such a link.
  • The convenience of a state agency.
  • The stability and trustworthiness of the site.
  • Fitting the link within our Web design and mission.

Such links may be removed or replaced at any time without notice. We reserve the right to change subpages at any time without notice, so it is up to you to continuously verify your links to our subpages. We will remove a link if:

  • The link no longer points to the original information or resource that was intended.
  • The information is inaccurate, outdated, or no longer relevant or trustworthy.
  • Access to the information has become difficult due to odd formatting, lengthy download times, or intrusive advertising.

User Generated Content Terms and Conditions

The following Terms of Use apply to areas of visitPA.com (the "website") that allow users to post content ("User Generated Content" or "UGC") and to intended use of content. You agree that your registration for the website, access to the website, submitted content, and participation in any forum are subject to the following visitPA.com Terms of Use and applicable law.

VisitPA.com does not prescreen UGC, and visitPA.com retains the right to use but not the responsibility to edit or remove any UGC. VisitPA.com reserves the right to terminate your account for any reason at its sole discretion.

Content Submission

UGC on the visitPA.com site includes various files and formats submitted by users and intended to be published to the website for public viewing. This content may include photos, stories, profiles, and Roadtrips.

Each week the visitPA.com Content Team will review UGC posts. Posts that are deemed inappropriate or offensive will be removed. Users will not be notified when content is removed.

The photo upload tool will automatically resize the submitted image to the proper display size. There will be no cropping of images. The original proportions of the image will be retained.

Rules for User Generated Content (photos, captions, videos, stories, & profiles)

Do not post content, photos, captions, videos, stories, or profiles that are offensive, libelous, defamatory, indecent, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, abusive, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, or offensive in a sexual, racial, cultural, or ethnic context.

Do not post content or imagery that includes information that is false, misleading, inaccurate, fraudulent, or deceptive.

Do not post content that discusses or promotes religious or political views.

Do not post personal information, including your email address, mailing address, IM address, or phone number. Do not solicit personally identifiable information from other Registrants or website users.

Content that is designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or to interfere with or disrupt the website or services connected to the website.

You may not use any content or images for any commercial purpose. Do not post any advertising or commercial content whatsoever.

Do not post any content that involves the transmission of junk mail, chain letters, or unsolicited mass mailing or spamming.

Do not post any content that violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law.  

Minors

You must be at least 13 years of age to become a Registrant. If you are between 13 and 18 years old, you must have your guardian's permission to use or post on this website.

Legal

Your UGC is not confidential or proprietary. You grant to visitPA.com a non-exclusive, non-revocable, worldwide, perpetual right to use your User Generated Content in any manner or medium now or later known without limitation including but not limited to the right to sublicense and assign and commercialize without any compensation due to you.

Changes to these Terms: VisitPA.com reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time. Your continued use of the website will be deemed to be your conclusive acceptance of any modified Terms of Use. If any future change is unacceptable to you, you should discontinue using the website.

Ownership: You are responsible for ensuring that any User Generated Content that you post does not, and will not, violate the rights of any third party. You warrant and represent that you own or control all rights in any User Generated Content that you submit.

Safeguard your Profile: Do not allow any third party to use your Profile to access the website. You agree to notify visitPA.com immediately of any unauthorized use of your Profile or of the website. You agree that visitPA.com will not be liable for any loss that results from the unauthorized use of your Profile, either with or without your knowledge.

General Use. You acknowledge and agree that visitPA.com does not have any obligation to review User Generated Content; that visitPA.com is not in any manner responsible for User Generated Content; that visitPA.com does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of User Generated Content; and that visitPA.com cannot assure that harmful, inaccurate, deceptive, offensive, threatening, defamatory, unlawful or otherwise objectionable User Generated Content will not appear on the website. You also acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to access, view, and/or post User Generated Content on the website, visitPA.com is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any User Generated Content or activities of Registrants or users on the website.